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Would this be the final salvo in the Sony versus the PS3 Hackers war?

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So far, the Sony-versus-the-PS3-Hackers war has been largely fought to a stalemate.  True, Sony has perhaps the bigger victory with the GeoHot ruling, but that clearly hasn’t stopped the hackers from counterattacking Sony’s position.

Sometimes, with a little help/friendly fire from Sony themselves.

However, if the reports are true, Sony has had enough, and they are trying to end this war once and for all by introducing an “unhackable” PlayStation3 to the world of consumption.  Details of the device are still a little foggy, but the “unhackable” aspects would be featured on an updated model of the PS3, which is rumored to be a console that features a 300 GB hard drive.

While further details about the system itself are on a slim-to-none basis, provided it actually exists, EverythingHQ.com has a little more information (via G4):

According to what I have been told by an anonymous source Sony are already deep into plans of developing a hack-proof PS3 system. This is mainly due to the recent leaks of Killzone 3 which has worried Sony of their console becoming a mainstream threat to piracy. The hack-proof SKU will be a slim PlayStation 3 model and will contain a 300GB hard drive as an incentive to purchase the hack-proof system – the price of the SKU will be £186.99, my source informs me.

Of course, this bears the question:  Is any electronic device truly “unhackable?”  If it’s a software-driven device, something the PS3 clearly is, the term “unhackable” is not an applicable adjective.  Perhaps Sony is trying to install some kind of kill switch that nukes the system if hacking attempts are detected.

Considering Sony’s disdain for the PS3 jailbreak community, maybe this “kill switch” actually nukes the hacker, courtesy of an orbiting satellite.  It would be the only way to be sure — at least from Sony’s perspective.

Thoughts on the idea of an “unhackable” PS3?  Is it possible?  Or is this more wishful thinking from a company who wants total control of their console’s market?

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  • Rogos

    Someone clearly hasn’t been following this story properly. The hackers have the KIRK KEYS, which means they can run anything and pass it off as official Sony code on the PS3 without its security system knowing. The only way Sony can make an “unhackable PS3″ is if they change those keys. And that means all the games, apps and what-not that have been released for the PS3 since 2006 till now will not work on this model. Sony’s customers are already pissed off at them for disabling Linux. Do they really want to risk pulling something like this? I don’t think so.

Is Sony Working on an

Would this be the final salvo in the Sony versus the PS3 Hackers war?

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[ Business]

So far, the Sony-versus-the-PS3-Hackers war has been largely fought to a stalemate.  True, Sony has perhaps the bigger victory with the GeoHot ruling, but that clearly hasn’t stopped the hackers from counterattacking Sony’s position.

Sometimes, with a little help/friendly fire from Sony themselves.

However, if the reports are true, Sony has had enough, and they are trying to end this war once and for all by introducing an “unhackable” PlayStation3 to the world of consumption.  Details of the device are still a little foggy, but the “unhackable” aspects would be featured on an updated model of the PS3, which is rumored to be a console that features a 300 GB hard drive.

While further details about the system itself are on a slim-to-none basis, provided it actually exists, EverythingHQ.com has a little more information (via G4):

According to what I have been told by an anonymous source Sony are already deep into plans of developing a hack-proof PS3 system. This is mainly due to the recent leaks of Killzone 3 which has worried Sony of their console becoming a mainstream threat to piracy. The hack-proof SKU will be a slim PlayStation 3 model and will contain a 300GB hard drive as an incentive to purchase the hack-proof system – the price of the SKU will be £186.99, my source informs me.

Of course, this bears the question:  Is any electronic device truly “unhackable?”  If it’s a software-driven device, something the PS3 clearly is, the term “unhackable” is not an applicable adjective.  Perhaps Sony is trying to install some kind of kill switch that nukes the system if hacking attempts are detected.

Considering Sony’s disdain for the PS3 jailbreak community, maybe this “kill switch” actually nukes the hacker, courtesy of an orbiting satellite.  It would be the only way to be sure — at least from Sony’s perspective.

Thoughts on the idea of an “unhackable” PS3?  Is it possible?  Or is this more wishful thinking from a company who wants total control of their console’s market?

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Is Sony Working on an

Would this be the final salvo in the Sony versus the PS3 Hackers war?

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[ Business]

So far, the Sony-versus-the-PS3-Hackers war has been largely fought to a stalemate.  True, Sony has perhaps the bigger victory with the GeoHot ruling, but that clearly hasn’t stopped the hackers from counterattacking Sony’s position.

Sometimes, with a little help/friendly fire from Sony themselves.

However, if the reports are true, Sony has had enough, and they are trying to end this war once and for all by introducing an “unhackable” PlayStation3 to the world of consumption.  Details of the device are still a little foggy, but the “unhackable” aspects would be featured on an updated model of the PS3, which is rumored to be a console that features a 300 GB hard drive.

While further details about the system itself are on a slim-to-none basis, provided it actually exists, EverythingHQ.com has a little more information (via G4):

According to what I have been told by an anonymous source Sony are already deep into plans of developing a hack-proof PS3 system. This is mainly due to the recent leaks of Killzone 3 which has worried Sony of their console becoming a mainstream threat to piracy. The hack-proof SKU will be a slim PlayStation 3 model and will contain a 300GB hard drive as an incentive to purchase the hack-proof system – the price of the SKU will be £186.99, my source informs me.

Of course, this bears the question:  Is any electronic device truly “unhackable?”  If it’s a software-driven device, something the PS3 clearly is, the term “unhackable” is not an applicable adjective.  Perhaps Sony is trying to install some kind of kill switch that nukes the system if hacking attempts are detected.

Considering Sony’s disdain for the PS3 jailbreak community, maybe this “kill switch” actually nukes the hacker, courtesy of an orbiting satellite.  It would be the only way to be sure — at least from Sony’s perspective.

Thoughts on the idea of an “unhackable” PS3?  Is it possible?  Or is this more wishful thinking from a company who wants total control of their console’s market?

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